Calhoun keynote speaker on portfolio approach to conserving wetlands
From sessions on climate action and solid waste to ocean acidification and green infrastructure, the 2017 Maine Sustainability & Water Conference on Thursday, March 30 at the Augusta Civic Center will feature an expanded agenda on urgent topics affecting Maine, New England, the country, and the globe.
The conference will include two concurrent sessions, a student poster session and a keynote talk. Concurrent sessions include the following topics: Shoreland Zoning, Contaminants in Maine Waters, Solid Waste Management, Maine’s Changing Foodscape, Land-Use Planning, Lake Tipping Points, and more.
Conference keynote speaker is Aram Calhoun, a professor of wetlands ecology from UMaine. Calhoun’s talk is titled, “Conserving Vulnerable Wetlands and Watersheds: A Portfolio Approach.” Calhoun will detail some new approaches to wetland conservation, including the Maine Vernal Pool Special Area Management Plan. This plan represents a unique public/private partnership focused on landscape-scale conservation of vernal pools while also providing benefits for developers, municipalities, land trusts, and local landowners.